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FIDE Rating List January 2009 ()

Ratings January 2009

Veselin Topalov topped the 2009 FIDE rating list for the 2nd time in a row increasing his rating to 2796. He actually has more rating points to come as the Pearl Spring tournament in Nanjing missed the FIDE Deadline. Although it doesn't matter so much for the ranking at the very top it is, in my view, still time to change the regulations to have leading events rated almost right up until the release date.

Veselin Topalov topped the 2009 FIDE rating list for the 2nd time in a row increasing his rating to 2796. He actually has more rating points to come as the Pearl Spring tournament in Nanjing missed the FIDE Deadline. Although it doesn't matter so much for the ranking at the very top it is, in my view, still time to change the regulations to have leading events rated almost right up until the release date. World Champion Viswanathan Anand also increased his rating in beating Vladimir Kramnik to retain his title. Vassily Ivanchuk holds on to his 3rd place in the world in spite of having a slightly rocky end to the year after some tremendous chess the rest of the time. Magnus Carlsen missed out on the top spot last time but is back down to 4th as his form has been patchy in this quarter. Alexander Morozevich drops to 5th from 2nd place dropping a lot of points this time. The top 5 has become the top 2, in the last rating list there was only 5 points between the top 5 but this has now become 25 points. Teimour Radjabov and Dmitry Jakovenko gained points and both moved above Vladimir Kramnik who lost points against Anand and in the Olympiad. Peter Leko holds on to 9th and Sergei Movsesian is the only new entry in the top 10 edging out Levon Aronian who drops from 7th to 11th. The rating required to be tied for the 100th player moves up from 2633 to 2634.

FIDE Rating List January 2009 Top 100
Rkoc08NameTitleNATYroBap07ju07oc07ja08ap08ju08oc08ja09Games
11Topalov, VeselingBUL1975277227692769278027672777279127968
25Anand, ViswanathangIND19692786279228012799280327982783279111
33Ivanchuk, VassilygUKR19692729276227872751274027812786277919
44Carlsen, MagnusgNOR19902693271027142733276527752786277617
52Morozevich, AlexandergRUS19772762275827552765277427882787277120
68Radjabov, TeimourgAZE19872747274627422735275127442751276127
710Jakovenko, DmitrygRUS19832708273527102720271127092737276040
86Kramnik, VladimirgRUS19752772276927852799278827882772275920
99Leko, PetergHUN19792738275127552753274127412747275123
1013Movsesian, SergeigSVK19782642266726702677269527232732275116
117Aronian, LevongARM19822759275027412739276327372757275016
1218Shirov, AlexeigESP19722699273527392755274027412726274519
1311Wang, YuegCHN19872656269627032698268927042736273928
1423Grischuk, AlexandergRUS19832717272627152711271627282719273328
1520Gelfand, BorisgISR19682733273327362737272327202719273317
1622Ponomariov, RuslangUKR1983271727062705271927192718271927269
1716Kamsky, GatagUSA19742705271827142726272627232729272516
1814Mamedyarov, ShakhriyargAZE19852757275727522760275227422731272429
1931Gashimov, VugargAZE19862644265526632665267927172703272328
2017Svidler, PetergRUS19762736273527322763274627382727272327
2129Bacrot, EtiennegFRA19832709269526952700270526912705272240
2225Alekseev, EvgenygRUS19852679268927162711271127082715271833
2321Dominguez Perez, LeiniergCUB19832678268026832691269527082719271710
2412Adams, MichaelgENG19712734272427292726272927352734271229
2535Sasikiran, KrishnangIND19812690267626612677267926842694271124
2628Ni, HuagCHN19832654268126412680270327052710270915
2715Karjakin, SergeygUKR19902686267826942732273227272730270617
2855Vallejo Pons, FranciscogESP19822676266626602675268426502664270234
2926Bu, XiangzhigCHN1985265626852692269127082710271427029
3032Rublevsky, SergeigRUS1974268026792676269526952699270227020
3142Akopian, VladimirgARM19712698270827132700267326732679270033
3230Nakamura, HikarugUSA19872658264726482670268626972704269919
3324Vachier-Lagrave, MaximegFRA19902593259526342637263226812716269628
3419Eljanov, PavelgUKR19832686270126912692268727162720269329
3544Naiditsch, ArkadijgGER19852654264426392638262326652678269317
3627Polgar, JuditgHUN1976272727072708270727092711271126938
3747Malakhov, VladimirgRUS19802679267626902689268926892675269218
3834Wang, HaogCHN1989263826242643266526842691269626917
3952Dreev, AlexeygRUS19692633260626072633265726572670268824
4041Efimenko, ZahargUKR19852620262426242638266026702680268815
4189Vitiugov, NikitagRUS19872592260825942609261726162638268728
4250Kasimdzhanov, RustamgUZB19792677268326902681268126792672268722
4339Bologan, ViktorgMDA19712636265026572663266526862682268715
4436Tiviakov, SergeigNED19732663264826432649263426452686268410
4559Almasi, ZoltangHUN19762675268226912667267426682663268027
4633Cheparinov, IvangBUL19862646265726702713269526872696267931
4784Sargissian, GabrielgARM19832651266726732676264326602642267820
4843Moiseenko, AlexandergUKR1980263026412646264326502632267826769
4949Motylev, AlexandergRUS1979264226482645264426662674267226766
5037Nisipeanu, Liviu-DietergROU19762693268326682684268426922684267525
5162Harikrishna, P.gIND19862650266426682664267926682659267326
5257Areshchenko, AlexandergUKR1986264726452638264526502664266426735
5351Timofeev, ArtyomgRUS19852658265026372664266426502670267126
5461Volokitin, AndreigUKR19862654268126782674268426722659267121
5556Jobava, BaadurgGEO19832658264426442643265826652664266924
5638Najer, EvgeniygRUS19772624262326352634262726702682266918
5740Milov, VadimgSUI19722676267526762690269027052681266910
58--Miroshnichenko, EvgenijgUKR19782646267126512647264225932632266723
5946Fressinet, LaurentgFRA1981264426462654265626562673267626668
6079Tomashevsky, EvgenygRUS19872641265426462646265826462646266419
6185Short, Nigel DgENG19652691268326492645266026552642266331
6270Guseinov, GadirgAZE19862586261226142617262526432650266117
6360Nielsen, Peter HeinegDEN19732651264926382626262926522662266010
6468Sutovsky, EmilgISR1977263726562655264226302654265126607
6582Onischuk, AlexandergUSA19752663265026742664266426702644265925
6671Sokolov, IvangNED19682655266626732686269026582650265717
6758Tkachiev, VladislavgFRA1973265226552661265726572664266426578
6853Inarkiev, ErnestogRUS19852669266326742681268426752669265630
6973Zhang, ZhonggSIN1978262126342634261726132632264926569
7066Grachev, BorisgRUS19862578260126022601261026402653265514
7174Savchenko, BorisgRUS19862583257725832589256925782648265419
7248Postny, EvgenygISR19812622259825992627264926612674265228
7380Berkes, FerencgHUN1985260025972606261826182645264526519
74--Predojevic, BorkigBIH19872609262826452641265126342615265036
75--Fridman, DanielgGER19762635262826212627264026372630265030
76--Rodshtein, MaximgISR19892530258626152614262626052609265025
77--Bocharov, DmitrygRUS19822614260526032600256925822597264736
7893Amonatov, FarrukhgTJK19782574259826372649????26502634264726
7945Roiz, MichaelgISR19832605263026442659265926802677264724
8072Smirin, IliagISR19682650264926392616263026372649264714
81--Delchev, AleksandergBUL1971260025912613263026392618263226479
8277Tregubov, Pavel V.gRUS1971261525992609263626292658264626479
83--Beliavsky, Alexander GgSLO19532648265326462638264126062619264635
8487Caruana, FabianogITA19922513254925942598262026302640264622
8564Avrukh, BorisgISR19782644264526412628263226562657264523
8676Bareev, EvgenygRUS1966264326532653267726772655264726454
8795Nyback, TomigFIN19852585256725652579258726392634264415
8875Khenkin, IgorgGER19682629260226002602260926552647264410
8969Karpov, AnatolygRUS1951266826682670265526552651265126448
9091Zhang, PengxianggCHN1980265726492644264026402643263626447
9167Lastin, AlexandergRUS19762590258325972604262226392651264313
9290Graf, AlexandergGER1962262025952576258626112621263626439
93--Shulman, YurigUSA19752600261026162614260626232616263920
94--Mamedov, RaufgAZE19882584259125822583261726272631263816
9599Navara, DavidgCZE19852720265626562680267226462633263810
96--Aleksandrov, AleksejgBLR19732609260526142618258325742617263629
9778Zvjaginsev, VadimgRUS19762659265826742677267426632646263611
9892Vescovi, GiovannigBRA1978260926092617261726172631263526350
9981Georgiev, KirilgBUL19652660266326492662266526712645263428
10065Riazantsev, AlexandergRUS19852621261526232628263826172656263419
10196Gustafsson, JangGER1979258826062606260726032620263426348
102--Kobalia, MikhailgRUS1978263926342631262326272618263026347
Dropping Out of the list in January 2009
--54Nikolic, PredraggBIH19602631264626572665267426692669262321
--63Ivanisevic, IvangSRB19772614259526072649264926642658262834
--83Sadvakasov, DarmengKAZ19792615261826352619262926322643261612
--86Sakaev, KonstantingRUS19742633263426342646264926342640261928
--88Kazhgaleyev, MurtasgKAZ19732603259925882594261726412640263026
--94Gurevich, MikhailgTUR1959263926332627260726112631263426248
--97Seirawan, YassergUSA1960264226342634262826302634263426340
--98Malakhatko, VadimgBEL19772598259625962600262126122633261018
--100Istratescu, AndreigROU19752625262926312617262826362633262415

Source: http://www.fide.com. The full list is available for download there.

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